With two games left in the Premiership season, Tottenham Hotspur will pull the curtains on an extremely successful yet disappointing 2010-11 season. This offseason will be very important moving forward, so here are the three things that MUST be addressed.
1) Since his move to London from Eindhoven, Netherlands outfit PSV in 2008 Gomes has been a lightning rod. He has stretches of games where he looks invincible, tipping balls over the goal or making a lunging save to keep Spurs in the match. The other moments where he looks like he soaked his keeper gloves in Vaseline & did bong rips before the match. Despite numerous votes of confidence from Harry Redknapp, former manager Glenn Hoddle is convinced that Harry will dip into the transfer market for a keeper.
There have been some big name keepers being thrown around for transfers this summer, mainly regarding the heir apparent to Edwin Van Der Sar at Manchester United. Schalke's Manuel Neuer and Atletico Madrid's David De Gea are the two big potential catches, but Everton's Tim Howard is well within the club's price range (my dark horse keeper candidate Thomas Kraft just signed to newly promoted Hertha Berlin on free transfer). Ajax's Maarten Steklenburg is also popping up on the transfer rumors.
2) Figuring out the stadium issue will be vital to the future success of the club. We won't be able to compete with free spending teams if we aren't able to maximize the team's revenue. I know I've mentioned this before and probably sound like a broken record, but it's key.
3) Improve depth. If we'll be competing across four fronts for the foreseeable future, the depth of the entire squad has to improve. When injuries pop up throughout the season, and they will, it's important to have reserves that can carry the position until everyone's healthy again. Despite having several quality players on the bench, they weren't always inspiring in their roles.
What are your three key concerns that need to be addressed this summer?